Calne 1st XV v Minety 1st XV

Martin Coe and Ashley Windle manage jointly to catch a high ball despite the driving rain

Dorset & Wilts Division 1 North

Minety grab last minute Garland of victory

Calne 1st XV 10pts – Minety 1st XV 11pts

It wasn’t until the very last minute of the season that Minety’s Elis Garland scored the try which not only beat Calne but secured his club’s future in Dorset & Wilts Division 1 North.

The game was played in cold and driving rain. Calne had the better of the early exchanges, kicking for territory and giving their heavy forwards the opportunity to dominate the set pieces. The visitors gave away a penalty after five minutes from which the home team kicked a goal to establish an early lead.

Calne continued to press but Minety well-organised defence kept them out.